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Roy Haggerty and student mentee Alejandra Fuerte
Student Success

Enhancing diversity and academic success with a new culture of mentoring

The university-wide Beaver Connect mentoring program is one of several ambitious initiatives that have helped undergraduate student success, leading to the highest ever first-year retention rate of 85.4% at Oregon State University.

student learning assistant helping peers during lecture in the Learning Innovation Center
Student Success

Building student success: Peer-to-peer learning garners crucial support from science alumni

The Learning Assistant program in the College of Science has reduced the drop-fail-withdrawal rate in several key courses by half and has become a model for other colleges at the university.

Kyriakos Stylianou standing in front of Gilbert Hall
Chemistry

New chemistry professor develops a way to curb CO2 emissions

Chemist Kyriakos Stylianou has developed new carbon capture materials to reduce emissions from anthropogenic sources.

Thomas Sharpton working in lab with student
Biomedical Science

Kindergartners’ behavior, socioeconomic risk linked to gut microbiome composition, function

A study of early school-aged children shows a connection between the bacteria in their gut and their behavior, and that parents play a key role in their kids’ microbiome beyond the food they provide.

Female professor leading large lecture in LINC 100
Student Success

Fostering student success in introductory biology

Integrative Biology faculty have transformed instructional strategies to improve student learning and performance in the introductory Principles of Biology courses.

Jade Sentker holding graduation cap in front of shrubbery
Integrative Biology

Mentoring and career coaching lead to a fascinating career path in genetics counseling

The Science Professional Pursuits Program helped biology graduate Jade Sentker find her career path through 1-on-1 coaching, skill-building for job search and interview preparedness.

Michael Kupperman in front of his research poster
Biochemistry & Biophysics

Prestigious research internship opens new possibilities for double-major science student

Senior Michael Kupperman was among the 20 percent of applicants accepted for a Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

Patrick Franklin in front of white backdrop
Mathematics

Knowledge is more important than grades says math alumnus and American Express chief technologist

Patrick Franklin’s (BS ’89) mathematics education helped him adapt and thrive in some of the most competitive and iconic work places in America.

Elisar Barbar in front of house and shrubbery
Biochemistry & Biophysics

Barbar to lead Biochemistry and Biophysics

The College of Science announces Elisar Barbar as the new head of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics.

Robert Mason holding garter snake with colleague in field
Integrative Biology

Eminent zoologist named 2019 AAAS Fellow

Robert Mason, professor of integrative biology, has become a new Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Mas Subramanian standing in front of bookshelf
Chemistry

Materials chemist makes key design advance for future durable, vivid pigments

Materials chemist Mas Subramanian has paved the way toward designing more pigments that are stable, durable and non-toxic with vivid hues.

lemurs sitting on log
Integrative Biology

First online zoology bachelor’s degree ensures access for all

The College of Science is proud to announce the launch of the nation’s first online bachelor’s degree in zoology.